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Je Suis Charlie: Thousands of Parisians Show Support for Charlie Hebdo

A man holds a placard that reads, "I prefer to die standing than live on my knees", during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris at Republique square January 7, 2015.
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Two gunmen slaughtered twelve people in broad daylight at the headquarters of Charlie Hedbo, a satirical newspaper in Paris. The gunmen targeted the cartoonists over the publication of cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammed. Instead of submitting to terrorists, Parisians marched into the streets Wednesday night to show solidarity and support for the publication.

 

After the attack, radical Islamists tweeted support and justification for the gunmen’s actions. The two murderers along with a third armed man are still at large.

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